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Old 05-18-2007, 01:26 AM   #1
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Default Bled brakes, now ebrake no workie, HELP!!!!

I put on the new 1.8 brakes, bled them with a friend. There is NO air in the lines, and the brakes are unbelievable at stopping. Anyone have any idea what I need to do to get some ebrake pressure, maybe I missed something....
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Just throwing some ideas out there. You might need to readjust the allen screw on the rear calipers for the correct "pressure" in order for the ebrake to work. Or you need to adjust the tension at the ebrake handle, there is a "bolt/nut" like mechanism that could need to be adjusted as well.
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Ok, so I did turn the allen screw counterclockwise to back out the piston, is it possible that I could have turned it too much? I will look at turning it clockwise until I get resistance tomorrow. Where is the ebrake cable adjusted at on the car?
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You need to tighten the screw till it touches the rotor then turn it back a 1/4 turn otherwise the parking brake won't work at all.

Double check this procedure at .net's garage section.
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